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  • The Duke's Accidental Wife: Dukes of War #7 by Erica Ridley

    Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    This series is a fun read.  It's romantic but not filled with sex.  And Ms. Ridley's characters always start at cross angles and no desire to get married.  Ha!The author invited me to read this Net Galley copy for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can pick up a copy now.The Duke is very formal, proper, and he works hard at the Parliament as well as at home.  He has no intention to get married unless he can find a woman he loves.  He makes that difficult because he doesn't date and hates being around people.  The Read More
  • Lucky by Chris Hill

    Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:30:00 Permalink
    Lucky isn't being very lucky at the moment.  He was carried away from home by a bird and fell into another breed of squirrel's territory.  They took him in but he's not as big as they are, has funny ears and is another color.  He's a runt to them.  But the lady who took him in loves him.  Now they want him to go through school to become part of the patrol.  He's not well-matched at this life but he does have some skills he will share with his friends.  If only he doesn't fail...The Chicken House and Edelweiss gave Read More
  • Bonita Faye by Margaret Moseley

    Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Bonita was young.  She didn't know what she wanted or how to get it.  Then she met Billy Roy and she had a new goal.  She'd be his girl and make him a nice home.  Of course, Billy Roy had his own ideas.  When he suddenly decides that she should sleep with the monied folks he takes on fishing tours, she loses her patience with him.  And Billy Roy loses his life...Brash Books allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today, so you can get a copy now.This story reminded me a bit Read More
  • Gone Again: A Jack Swyteck Novel by James Grippando

    Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sashi got out of her mother's car and walked the rest of the way to school.  Her mother never saw her again.  It's almost time for the man accused of her murder to die.  She tells Jack that her daughter is still alive because she calls her on her birthday.  She also asks Jack to take the case.  He's not doing that type of work anymore but he finds himself taking it on...Harper and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.Nobody in this family is telling the whole Read More
  • Linda, As in the Linda Murder: A Backstrom Novel by Leif GW Persson, Neil Smith (Translated by)

    Sun, 21 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    This story begins with a young woman police cadet's murder.  Someone has raped her, cut her, and strangled her.  It appears to have been consensual at first and then morphed into rougher treatment and murder.  She has no boyfriend.  She went home alone.  Who is the murderer?Vintage Crime/Black Lizard and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 23rd.Mr. Persson's story almost is overwhelmed by the police involved.  This is more the tale of how this police department works than a murder mystery.  Backstrom is is a good example of Read More
  • The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder, Nicoletta Ceccoli (Illustrated by)

    Sat, 20 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Her mother and father are minstrels that travel from town to town, make their music, get some donations to live on and see the world.  When it's time for the child to be born, they ask for help at the castle they are entertaining.  The mother is in labor, so they take her in.  But they don't give her back...Henry Holt and Co. and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 29th.Violet has lived in the tower room with her mother since her birth.  She's not unhappy because she's Read More
  • The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox

    Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    It's war time and the children are sent to an academy that is in Scotland, on the coast.  It should be safe there.  It's not...Viking Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 15th.This book was much darker than I expected.  I was anticipating ghosts, mysteries, and odd passages.  I got all that plus black magic.  The author grabs you and runs down the hallway through shadows and dark magic.  There's a taste of steampunk as well as horror in this story.The students are warned Read More
  • Ex-Isle (Ex-Heroes #5) by Peter Clines

    Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    The world as we know it is over.  A virus has turned those that get it into the walking dead has devastated the land.  Now anyone who isn't infected stays in "safe" areas where they have guards to protect them.  They haven't given up but they are very cautious.  Now another group has been found on an island.  Are they uninfected?  Are they friendly?I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review (thank you).  It has been published and is available now.This is the first book in this series that I've read and it's very intense.  Having a Read More
  • Stranger King by Nadia Hutton

    Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lena lives in British Columbia and is a "Daywalker".  This means she's goes outside during daylight to do her duties.  It pays well but the radiation is high during day so you pay for it with your body.  Still, it's what she wants to do, not follow in her father's footsteps and become part of the military.  She doesn't know when she leaves that she will never see him again...Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.She's just barely getting the routine down and Read More
  • Deathcat Sally by P.S. Brooks

    Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    Before you open this book, get ready to open your mind to new worlds and unusual events.  This is not a typical book; it's a book about horror and fantasy and even a bit of magic.  I can guarantee you one thing:  You won't be bored...The author and Publishing Push invited me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy on Amazon now.Sally is seventeen.  She's working as a classroom assistant and heads home from work, fretting about being late.  When she hits something in the road, she stops to Read More
  • Cinco de Mayhem: A Santa Fe Cafe Mystery by Ann Myers

    Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    There's a new chef in town.  He's rude, he's a bully, and he's willing to buy a health inspector to put the others out of business.  When they find him dead under another woman's food cart, nobody feels bad except the poor woman, who gets accused of his murder.  After all, he's under her cart and has her knife stuck in him to kill him.  Being home alone doesn't give you a good alibi...William Morrow and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 29th.The main female character in this Read More
  • Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne

    Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    He's young and he's alone.  His mom died, he doesn't like or trust his stepdad who already had another woman in line, and he has his dog.  They'll do OK together.  He has a pen knife, his dog has good teeth, what more does he need?  Some food would be good...Candlewick Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has already been published.Bully gets by.  He raids bins, eats leftovers on plates outside restaurants, steals a bit here and there.  He has his own doorway to sleep in.  Only one guy ever bothers Read More
  • Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear

    Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Maisie is back and is finally feeling a bit more alive.  After serving as a nurse in the war, losing her husband and even living in a convent for a while, she's returned to her home grounds.  She's trying to let the grief and hurt go but it's hard.  As she waffles about how to return to a normal life, she's recruited back into action as an undercover secret service agent...Harper and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 29th.The last couple of books in this series disheartened me.  Read More
  • Grumpy Cat Volume 1 by Ben McCool, Royal McGraw, Elliott Serrano, Ben Fisher

    Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    You've seen Grumpy Cat on the net.  Her coloring does make her look unhappy.  In these comics she's got a companion and she sneers on almost every page...Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published today, so you can grab a copy now.This is a compilation of several comic books and it's written more for the younger set.  The stories are amusing, Grumpy Cat is not always right, and her brother, Pokey, is just way too happy and excited by life to impress her.  She unwillingly accompanies him Read More
  • The Luck Uglies #3: Rise of the Ragged Clover by Paul Durham, Petur Antonsson (Illustrated by)

    Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:30:00 Permalink
    Rye and her mother are hiding in the woods and hunting for her father.  He's very sneaky in the woods but he shouldn't be hiding from her.  Unfortunately, there are other things in the woods...HarperCollins and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.  I've read this whole series and have enjoyed the other two books immensely.  This is last of the trilogy and it's also excellent.Rye finds trouble.  She and her family are in danger but a Bog Noblin saves her.  It's the baby she saved in a previous book.  It Read More
  • The Inn Between by Marina Cohen

    Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's traveling with Kara and her family to their new home, which is miles away from hers.  Quinn doesn't want her to move, but she has to accept what she cannot change.  They are traveling through the Mohave Desert and it's desolate and strange.  They stop to eat and head for the nearest inn to spend the night.  They see a big bright light coming at them and then things get odd...Macmillan Children's Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 22nd.This story is not what I expected.  I Read More
  • Harlequin Valentine's Day Blogger Giveaway!

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    I'm pleased to be working with Harlequin on a Valentine's Day giveaway.  You get five free books and a Harlequin Tote Bag if you win.They can only ship to the US and Canada (not Quebec) and recipients should be over 18.TO ENTER:Leave a comment and send an email to info at bookfaerie.com with your name and address and why you would like to win.  After seven days, I'll pick a winner. This is a great opportunity to get some good romance reading FREE!Give it a try; someone has to win it!  Read More
  • Cold Girl: A B.C. Blues Crime Novel by RM Greenaway

    Sat, 13 Feb 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    There's a missing girl.  She's a singer with a band, is the band's leader's girlfriend, and all they find is her empty pickup with a barrette and her phone on the ground outside the pickup.  Did the Pickup Killer get her?Dundurn and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 28th.The story is set in upper British Columbia with snow and ice out in force.  They can't find the girl or her body.  After a certain length of time, they realize she's most likely dead.  However, there is chance she Read More
  • Beehives: A Suspense Novel by Mary Coley

    Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:30:00 Permalink
    Jamie is on vacation with Sam and they are going to relax, enjoy each others company, and discuss when and where to get married.  At least that was the plan...Ms. Coley sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  I've read all three in this series and have enjoyed them all.  She writes a good solid plot with facts interspersed about the area she sets her mysteries in.  This book is available in both print and ebook form on Amazon.When Jamie and Sam go on a walk in the woods, they're startled when a woman Read More
  • A Dragon's Guide to Making Your Human Smarter by Laurence Yep, Joanne Ryder, Mary GrandPre (Illustrated by)

    Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Trying to raise a human is hard.  You can't really treat them like a pet because they have a mind of their own and they don't like being told what to do.  But it's her job to protect the little one.  Her grandfather is trying to kidnap her and Miss Drake and her mother are not going to let that happen!Crown Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 15th.This is a great read.  Not only does have her own personal dragon who can shapeshift, Read More
  • The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters

    Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hanalee's father died a year ago.  He was a black man, her mother is white.  It's the 1920's in Oregon and while it's been a nice place to grow up, people are starting to look at her different.  It seems the KKK has a foot in town and thinks her type shouldn't be allowed there.  Then the boy that hit her father and killed him tells her he didn't kill him.  He died while the doctor was behind a closed door with himbut not from the accident injuries.  Hanalee is thrown for a loop because that doctor married her mother...Amulet Read More
  • Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

    Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Do you remember your high school years?  You're about to get a big dose of them here.  Enter Paloma High School and get ready for emotions...Abrams Books sent me an ARC of this for review (thank you).  It will be published March 8th.The story evolves from the seven central characters Ms. Redgate uses in her story.  They have separate chapters but their lives intersect.  She's covering issues from sexual identity, sexual habits, divorced parents, dysfunctional families, to a teacher/student relationship and more.  There's enough drama in this book to wring it out.The author really gets into the psyche of these Read More
  • Known: A Bone Secrets Novel by Kendra Elliot

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:30:00 Permalink
    Chris can smell smoke.  He shouldn't be able to, it's a snowy day in the Cascade mountains and the cabins are a long way from each other.  It also doesn't smell like a regular wood fire.  It's something worse...Montlake Romance and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now on Amazon.What Chris finds is a burnt down cabin with people taking cover in an old Suburban parked there.  It's a young teenager and her mother.  Her mother has been sick, they're both cold, and they Read More
  • Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City by Will Mabbitt, Ross Collins (Illustrated by)

    Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:30:00 Permalink
    A nasty witch has stolen Mabel's baby sister and she's on a quest to retrieve her.  Since it's Mabel, you know that this story will be filled with adventure!Viking Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It's being published today.This is a wild ragtime adventure for Mabel and her friends.  She begins alone in a wardrobe she doesn't recognize and meets some strange animals that force her out of the room.  She knows she must go to the Forbidden City to find her sister, so she starts asking around Read More
  • The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

    Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Finding someone beat to death with a ball-peen hammer is an ugly crime scene.  But this victim isn't the only one...Grand Central Publishing let me read an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  It is going to be published March 8th.  This is the newest in the Lincoln Rhyme series and I haven't been disappointed by any of the books in this series.  If you haven't read the earlier ones, give yourself a treat and do so.This author messes with my mind.  Not only does he create monsters in the men or women that Lincoln is hunting, he Read More
  • Rain Dogs: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel by Adrian McKinty

    Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sean never has an easy time of it but this case is a real bear.  Why would someone have killed the young journalist?  Surely she didn't climb to the top of the castle and jump.  It would be hard to do since there was a security guard, and she didn't like heights.  Besides, the one shoe she was wearing was on the wrong foot...Seventh Street Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 8th.Sean walks on both sides of the law.  He may be a cop but he's also Irish and Read More
  • Mutt's Promise by Julie Salamon, Jill Weber (Illustrated by)

    Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's been on her own for a while now and is traveling past the farm when she hears an animal fight going on.  It's a hen being attacked by some weaselly looking thing and she goes to the hen's rescue.  When the attacker has run off, the owner comes out and checks over the chicken.  He needs to tend its wounds, so he gives the dog a pat and goes in the house with the chicken.  When the dog doesn't leave, he feeds her.  And he calls her Mutt.Dial Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book Read More
  • One Wish by Michelle Harrison

    Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    Tanya can see fairies.  Nobody believes her, not even her mother.  But she can.  And they aren't nice to her.  They are supposed to be her guardians but if she does something they disapprove of, they punish her.  Since no one believes her, she knows it would do no good to complain or ask for help.  Poor Tanya!Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 8th.Ms. Harrison always writes books filled with magic and makes them interesting and exciting.  She's got a great Read More
  • The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    She just wants to run her bakery but it's not to be.  The Timekeeper has come looking for her.  Her father has died and it's time for the magic to move on to another.  She knew this was possible but was sure one of her three stepbrothers would be the chosen one.  It was not and they are not happy about that.  She's just a female and a young one at that.  But she's the chosen one and will now be the Lady with the power.Knopf Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book Read More
  • The Maypop Kidnapping by C Surrisi

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Permalink
    Quinnie enjoys living in the little town in Maine.  Her mom wears many hats here.  She's the police chief, the real estate agent, the post master and the chief of police.  Her father owns Gusty's where he serves Gusty burgers and you can get a side of lobster fries.  She gets privately tutored.  What could mess up her life?  A missing tutor, that's what.Carolrhoda Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.When Quinnie tries to make her mom take a missing persons report, she tells her it's Read More
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